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    Q&A with Astronaut Chris Hadfield

    Canadian Astronaut Chris Hadfield, veteran of three missions on the International Space Station and author several books on the experience including You Are Here: Around the World in 92 Minutes and An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth, talked about life in space and life on earth. He also spoke about the different countries who fund and run the International Space Station, and how the cooperative venture works. In conjunction with the Canadian Space Agency, Mr. Hadfield produced numerous videos from the space station to better inform the public about what life in space is like and how space station funding is used. This program included a number of his videos.

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    Newsmakers with Senator Mike Lee

    Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) talked about the PATRIOT Act and the USA FREEDOM Act, and other Senate topics including the fiscal year 2016 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). After the interview the reporters discussed his responses with the host.

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    Representative Paul Ryan on Trade Promotion Authority

    House Ways and Means Committee Chair Paul Ryan (R-WI) spoke by telephone about fast-track trade promotion authority legislation that would allow the president to negotiate trade deals that Congress can approve or disapprove but cannot amend.

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    Q&A with Kate Andersen Brower

    Kate Andersen Brower talked about her book, The Residence: Inside the Private World of the White House, about the White House and the first family’s private lives as seen through the eyes of the residence’s staff. She spoke about staff members' stories of first families and the challenges of writing the book.

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    Representative Paul Ryan at the National Review Ideas Summit

    Representative Paul Ryan (R-WI) was interviewed by Eliana Johnson. Topics included his comprehensive tax reform plan for the next congressional session, his plan for addressing poverty, and the Baltimore riots. The former vice president nominee advised other vice-presidential hopefuls to be themselves on the campaign trail. 

    He was interviewed at the National Review Institute’s Ideas Summit on “Why the Future Is Conservative” held April 30 to May 2, 2015, at the Willard InterContinental Hotel.

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    Q&A with Walter Pincus

    Walter Pincus talked about the framework agreement on Iran’s nuclear program, U.S.-Israel relations, and defense department spending and budget sequestration. He also spoke about the 2003 war in Iraq, his career at the Washington Post, and his forthcoming book.

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    Newsmakers with Representative Mac Thornberry

    Representative Mac Thornberry (R-TX), chair of the House Armed Services Committee, talked about the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), the fiscal year 2016 defense budget which was approved by the committee earlier that week, as well as disputes with the administration over the funding. After the interview the reporters discussed his responses with the host.

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    C-SPAN's 2015 StudentCam Grand Prize Winners

    Anna Gilligan, Katie Demos, and Michael Lozovoy, eighth graders at School for the Creative and Performing Arts Bluegrass in Lexington, Kentucky, and grand prize winners in C-SPAN’s StudentCam competition, discuss their project, The Artificial Wage. The local cable company was Time-Warner. 

    C-SPAN Classroom’s StudentCam video documentary contest is an annual national competition in which middle and high school students produce a documentary on a specific theme. "The Three Branches and You" was the 2015 theme, with contestants asked to tell a story that demonstrates how a policy, law, or action had affected them or their community.

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    Q&A with Judith Miller

    Judith Miller talked about her book The Story: A Reporter’s Journey, in which she chronicles her reporting leading up to the American invasion in Iraq in 2003. She talked about what she got right and wrong about Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction program, as well as her experiences during her 85-day imprisonment in a federal jail. Ms. Miller was sent to jail in 2005 for refusing to disclose the source for some of her stories, later revealed to be Vice President Cheney’s Chief of Staff Scooter Libby. Ms. Miller also expressed her views of the New York Times and the people who played a role in her departure from the paper.

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    Weekly Republican Address

    House Ways & Means Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) delivered the weekly Republican address. He talked about the Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act would pave the way for increased U.S. trade, and the new jobs and stronger economic growth that would come with it.